bird's-nest orchid

bird's-nest orchid

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1. (Plants) a brown parasitic Eurasian orchid, Neottia nidus-avis, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the orchid feeds
2. (Plants) a parasitic Eurasian plant, Monotropa hypopitys, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the plant feeds: family Monotropaeceae
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Mae 'na rai eraill fel y galdrist rhithiol (Epipogium aphyllum; ghost orchid) a'r tegeirian nyth aderyn (Neottia nidus-avis; bird's-nest orchid) yn tyfu dan goed ffawydd.